Sixteen Libertarians have filed to run in the November general election, according to the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
They include Thomas Jefferson in the District 4 U.S. Congressional race, which includes Sedgwick County. Thomas Jefferson is the legally changed name of Jack Talbert of Wichita, according to Jefferson and the Secretary of State’s Office. Other candidates in the race are Democrats Esau Freeman and Robert Tillman and Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo.
Jesse Bryant of Galva has filed as a Libertarian for the general election in state Senate District 35. He filed as a Republican for the Aug. 7 primary. Should he win the primary against Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler of Lindsborg, he would have to notify the Secretary of State’s Office which party he chooses to represent on the November ballot, according to a spokesperson in the office.
Other Libertarian candidates in south-central Kansas races.
• Dave Thomas, Wichita, state Senate District 25, will face winners of primaries between Republicans Michael O’Donnell and Jean Schodorf, the incumbent, and Democrats Perry Schuckman and Timothy Snow.
• Carl Kramer, Wichita, state Senate District 29, will face Republican Kenya Cox and the winner of the Democratic primary between incumbent Oletha Faust-Goudeau and KC Ohaebosim.
• Gordon Bakken, Wichita, state House District 84, will face Republican Dan Heflin and the winner of the Democratic primary between incumbent Gail Finney and Matthew Collins.
• James Pruden, Wichita, state House District 86, will face Republican John Stevens and the winner of the Democratic primary between Judith Loganbill and Jim Ward, both incumbents.
• Santana Marie Talbert, Wichita, state House District 87, will face Democrat Chris Florquist and Republican Mark Kahrs.
• Randall Batson, Wichita, state House District 105, will face Democrat Liz Hicks and Republican Mark Hutton.